Italian Sausage, Gnocchi and Tomato Soup

This Italian Sausage, Gnocchi and Tomato Soup recipe only takes about 30 minutes to make, and is filled with the absolute best savory and cozy flavors for soup season.

This Italian Sausage, Gnocchi and Tomato Soup recipe is SO cozy and delicious! It's filled with your choice of sausage (pork, chicken, turkey, or vegan), lots of veggies (bell peppers, onions, carrots, celery), lots of tomatoes, tender gnocchi (or diced potatoes), and topped with lots of Parmesan and fresh herbs. Oh, and it's also naturally gluten-free! My kind of comfort food! | gimmesomeoven.com

As a summer lovin’ girl, the flip of the calendar into September has always felt a little bittersweet.  ❤️

I mean, I love a beautiful crisp fall day as much as the next girl.  But man, saying good-bye to my favorite season of the year with its wonderfully warm, sunshine-soaked, flip-flop-filled days has always been a tough transition for this little heart of mine.  I just feel like I was absolutely made for this season of the year.  (And literally never want it to end!)

Thankfully, though, there are cozy scarfs and warm cups of tea and crackling backyard fires already in the works this September, which definitely help to ease the transition for summery-souls like me into this new season.  But without a doubt, my favorite “gateway” into fall is the arrival of my favorite food season of the year.  Yep.

Soup season!

Specifically, warm, cozy, hearty, and feel-good soup season.

You know, the kind of soups that warm you up through and through, and make everyone want to snuggle in for an evening at home?  The kind of soups that you can stir together quickly right after work, or maybe simmer low and slow all day in the slow cooker?  The kind of soups that maybe (ok, definitely) beg to be served with a nice crusty baguette and maybe a glass of wine?  The kind of soups that have you falling back in love with fall all over again?

You know, soups like this one.  😊

 

Actually, this Italian Sausage, Gnocchi and Tomato Soup is more of an end-of-summer recipe, since it features so many of the veggies that are still in season right now.  (Think: bell peppers, carrots, onions, tomatoes, herbs, and either spinach or kale!)  I also made mine extra-easy with a quick package of gnocchi that I had in the pantry, although you’d be welcome to use some diced potatoes, which are still in season, or some dried pasta in its place if you’d like.  Of course, if you happen to have ripe summer tomatoes on hand right now, those would be a-m-a-z-i-n-g in this soup too.  But since those are only around in the Midwest for a hot minute, I included canned tomatoes in the recipe just to be safe.

This Italian Sausage, Gnocchi and Tomato Soup recipe is SO cozy and delicious! It's filled with your choice of sausage (pork, chicken, turkey, or vegan), lots of veggies (bell peppers, onions, carrots, celery), lots of tomatoes, tender gnocchi (or diced potatoes), and topped with lots of Parmesan and fresh herbs. Oh, and it's also naturally gluten-free! My kind of comfort food! | gimmesomeoven.com

To make the soup, just brown and crumble some Italian sausage in a large stockpot.  (Feel free to use traditional pork sausage, or lighter chicken or turkey Italian sausage, or even our favorite vegan sausage if you’d like.)  Then sauté your veggies, add your tomatoes and broth and bring everything to a simmer, add the gnocchi and spinach (or kale), taste and season.

Then voila!  This vibrant, flavorful, delicious, and oh-so-comforting soup will be yours to enjoy.

This Italian Sausage, Gnocchi and Tomato Soup recipe is SO cozy and delicious! It's filled with your choice of sausage (pork, chicken, turkey, or vegan), lots of veggies (bell peppers, onions, carrots, celery), lots of tomatoes, tender gnocchi (or diced potatoes), and topped with lots of Parmesan and fresh herbs. Oh, and it's also naturally gluten-free! My kind of comfort food! | gimmesomeoven.com

There are all sorts of ways you could modify this recipe to your taste, including:

  • adding in a few good pinches of crushed red pepper flakes if you’d like a spicier soup
  • subbing in whatever other veggies you might happen to have on hand
  • experimenting with various other Italian herbs and seasonings

Totally up to you!  I would just put in a strong recommendation for serving this up with a loaf of crusty bread (because…bread) and lots of freshly-grated Parmesan for garnishing.  And I guarantee it’ll warm you right up.  Annnnd, probably have even the summer-lovers around your table feelin’ all the feels about fall…and heading back for seconds. 😉

Happy soup season, everyone!

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Italian Sausage, Gnocchi and Tomato Soup

This delicious Italian Sausage, Gnocchi and Tomato Soup recipe is hearty and comforting and SO flavorful.  It’s also extra-delicious when served up with a loaf of crusty bread for dipping!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage*, spicy or mild
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium white onion, diced
  • 2 large carrots, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 bell peppers, diced (I used one red, one yellow)
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 cup dry red or white wine
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes (I used fire-roasted)
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or more to taste)
  • 1 (16-ounce) package gnocchi
  • 2 large handfuls fresh baby spinach or roughly-chopped kale
  • optional toppings: freshly-grated Parmesan cheese, finely-chopped fresh parsley or basil

Directions:

  1. Brown the sausage in a large stockpot over medium-high heat — crumbling it with a spoon as you go — until it is cooked through.  Use a slotted spoon to transfer the sausage to a separate plate, leaving behind about 1-2 tablespoons of grease in the pot.  (Remove any excess grease, or add a little bit of olive oil if there is not enough remaining.)
  2. Add the onion and sauté for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add the carrots, celery, bell peppers, garlic, and sauté for 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add in the wine, and use a wooden spoon to deglaze the pot (scraping up those delicious brown bits that get stuck to the bottom).  Add in the chicken stock, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, and stir to combine.  Continue cooking until the soup reaches a simmer.  Then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 5-10 more minutes, or until the vegetables are completely tender.
  4. Add in the cooked sausage, gnocchi and spinach (or kale), and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the gnocchi begin to float and are cooked through.  Taste and season with salt and pepper (and/or extra crushed red pepper flakes) as needed.
  5. Serve immediately, sprinkled with your desired toppings.

*Feel free to use pork, chicken, turkey, or vegan Italian sausage.  If you use any kind of sausage besides pork, you will probably need to add in an extra tablespoon of olive oil to help brown the sausage, and then an extra 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil afterwards to help sauté the vegetables.

**Pro tip: to save time, I recommend chopping the vegetables as you go while the sausage cooks!

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16 comments on “Italian Sausage, Gnocchi and Tomato Soup”

  1. I’m adding the ingredients for this to my grocery list right now. Looks amazing!

    Rating: 5
  2. How long do you think it need to cook and how many tomatoes do you think it would need if I used fresh instead of canned?

  3. This looks like the perfect soup for this time of year! Sausage + gnocchi = I’m in!

  4. What wine do you use/recommend? I’ve never cooked with wine and I’m nervous!

    • Good question! :) I recommend any dry red wines that aren’t sweet, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Malbec, Syrah, etc. Enjoy!

  5. We eat LCHF. Any chance you might have an idea of carbs per serving?

  6. I think there’s a conspiracy going on in the food blogger world to try to get me to like tomatoes again… And soup… This soup sounds wonderful. I think instead of gnocchi (which I tried making once and didn’t like) I might try the Hungarian dumpling noodles that I grew up on. The more I think about it the better I like that idea and the idea of this soup. :-)

  7. That looks absolutely delicious! I might try it soon and have it with my friends!
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  8. I made this soup last night and we LOVED it! The recipe is missing the step where you put the meat back in the soup though.:)

    Rating: 5
  9. Love soups and this one looks perfect! So perfect that I am drooling here :)

  10. I made this today for my lunches this week- grabbed all the ingredients at the Farmer’s Market yesterday. It smells and tastes awesome! Makes me look forward to Monday- at least lunchtime anyway! :)

    Rating: 5
  11. This is delicious! I used Barefoot Pinot Grigio (tiny bottle from liquor store.) I also used regular spinach because I didn’t see the baby part in the recipe. The only reason it wasn’t five stars is that this took me 1.5 hours to make from beginning to end , not half an hour. It’s worth the wait! Just be aware if you’re in a time crunch. I would make it again!

    Rating: 4
  12. Just made this last night for our family of 7 (5 kids). It was delicious! Plenty for each of us and lots of leftovers. Didn’t have enough tomato sauce for the complete recipe, and it was still good. We also put some shredded Parmesan on top. Yum! A keeper!

    Rating: 5
  13. I made this! It’s awesome. I love all the ingredients. I made it too hot though for my family. I used hot Italian sausage from a local Italian place. That and the crushed red pepper made it too hot. I love it but my husband doesn’t like the 🔥
    Any way to fix it? Sour cream? Cheese? I’m a novice at cooking.

    Rating: 5
  14. This soup sounds delicious! I just bought some gnocchi with no real plan as to what I was going to make. I love soup, so excited that it’s soup season again. The flavors in this soup are definitely speaking to me. I love everything Italian. :-) I pinned it to remind me to get the ingredients. :-)